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Welcome to Know Your Schools

Your Resource for Comparative School Performance Data

Welcome to Know Your Schools! This site is designed to help you understand student academic achievement data -- whether you are an educator, parent, policy-maker or concerned citizen. Our goal is to provide information that can inform school improvements and raise student achievement. Free and easy to use,, is the gateway to state-specific sites that enable users to search for any school to see how it compares to schools in the state with similar demographic composition and to learn about practices in higher-performing schools. Using data in this way is an increasingly powerful way to inform school improvement efforts. Valid, reliable and consistent information allows policymakers, educators and families to know how any school is doing in its responsibility to ensure that every child is attaining the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

Know Your Schools was developed through collaboration of the Business Coalition for Educational Excellence in New Jersey, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and the University at Albany School of Education, State University of New York. It is maintained and hosted by the Center for Education Strategies (CES).

Interested in a site for your state? Please contact us here.